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Exclusive Signed First Edition - On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
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Exclusive Signed First Edition - On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Hardback)

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Foyles Exclusive Signed Limited First Edition

Available to pre-order now in our exclusive limited first edition, each book comes signed by Vuong—who shot to fame with 2016’s Night Sky With Exit Wounds—and has an exclusive jacket, cerise-coloured page edges and is numbered to 750.

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Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born - a history whose epicentre is rooted in Vietnam - and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to the American moment, immersed as it is in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.Look insides for On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: FOYLES CODE Publication Date: 20/06/2019 ISBN-13: XSIGN3162  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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